Developing Our Relationship With God 9

Meditation aims toward purity of heart which is an unconditional and total humble surrender to God, a total acceptance of ourselves and of our situation in life that is willed by Him. By meditation, we begin to penetrate the inmost ground of our being, seek the full understanding of God’s will for each of us, of God’s mercy to us and of our absolute dependence on Him. This type of prayer must be accompanied by conversion, known as “metanoia”, this is a deep change of heart in which we die to certain levels of our being (which I call our masks) in order to find ourselves alive and free in another.
In meditation, we are not just seeking an objective or speculative knowledge of God, we are seeking to know God Himself. Meditation or “prayer of the heart” is our active effort to keep our hearts open so that God may enlighten and fill our inner most being with Himself. This gift of God is known as contemplation.

About hermitsoftheholycross

The Hermits of the Holy Cross is a Contemplative Association for those who are permanently physically disabled and have become “home bound” to their local Church and are in need of continuous medical care. The Association of the Hermits of the Holy Cross is set-up in such a way that those who are ill and physically disabled can live out their monastic spirituality from their own home. We assist the Church and the world through our life of prayer and freely offering up our sufferings that stem from our disabilities. For the Hermits, our hermitage is within our heart and the Cross of Christ is life for us and for our world.
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